January 28 Tuesday

What My Phone & Computer Do When No One is Looking, April Lorenzen

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:05PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 129
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Demonstration and hands-on methods to see the frightening world of network access and pervasive tracking your devices engage in while you sleep, while you think they are are offline, and invisibly while in use.

Personal privacy and corporate security risks can be mitigated by learning little-known security issues swirling around our devices from the grocery store to overseas travel. This presentation is suitable for techies and non-techies.

After attending this session you may: 1)change device settings and behaviors based on learning about the dangers to private and sensitive information, 2)realize the competitive advantages of designing user interfaces that respect users time and privacy, and 3)debate the level of truly informed consent for data leaving a users device as well as access allowed into a users device.

April Lorenzen is a security researcher specializing in the discovery of crimeware resources in the domain name system (DNS). As Chief Data Scientist at Zetalytics, she oversees one of the world's largest and most geographically diverse passive DNS systems. April is also a Principal Investigator at Dissect Cyber, which received the "Global Impact" award from DHS S&T Cyber Security Division in 2016 and 2019 as well as Congressional Recognition in 2019 (tinyurl.com/dhsvets). April volunteers in the whitehat community, as a Senior Technical Advisor for the Messaging, Malware, Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) and as a Senior Research Fellow for the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). In 2006, April received an award for "Outstanding Support in the Ongoing Battle Against Cyber Crime" from the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA). She has operated threat intel feeds continuously since 2004, and is the primary architect of the free open source data visualization tool "Mal4s”. April a frequent trainer and speaker at international ISP, law enforcement and security industry conferences.


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